Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rellerigrat -> Sparemoos

This was a self-organized trip on a day with almost perfect weather.

After taking the gondola from Schönried to Rellerigrat (1831m), we set off along the marked winter hiking trail to the Hugeligrat (1898m). From there down a bit, behind the Planihubel, past the Chaltläger (1769m) and then up to the Schneitgrat (1960m) behind a couple other groups of snowshoers. This might have been strenuous if we hadn't had a pre-packed trail to follow. From there along the grat, again grateful for the prepared trail since it would otherwise have been tricky to find the way, and down to Bire (1789m).

We decide to skip the ascent to the Birehubel since the weather is starting to look a bit threatening, so we walk around the front of it to the saddle (1867m) with the Wannehörli. There we change our minds after watching a group of snowshoers leave the Birehubel, so we do the last bit of ascent to 1937m and then follow the ridge to Luegle (1840m). At this point the clouds are covering the Hundsrügge, so we skip that and take the path through the woods towards Sparemoos (1632m). Along the way the weather clears up again and we have a very nice lunch with a view.

Once close to Sparemoos we end up back on prepared hiking paths, which are easy to walk on, but not the most direct path to the parking lot. There we rent a couple of sleds, take the fun way down until we're out of snow, and then take the bus the rest of the way to Zweisimmen.

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